Avatar for Panaxus

Panaxus

not yet ranked

first registered 20.11.09

last online 939 days ago

report abuse
about me

A retired professor, I am now a "paperback writer." My specialty is mysteries, especially with fascinating international settings and people. My books range from Damascus to Sao Tome to Leipzig and more. Most of my completed works are in the general format of "factual fiction" with a healthy dose of imagination revolving around actual events that pepper our daily lives.

I am single, working on my next several novels, a screenplay or two and a stage play.

favourite books

John LeCarre, Frederick Forsyth, Leon Uris, and so many more ... Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler ... unabashedly, I'll include my own four, if for no other reason than to see my own progress over the last five years ...

"No Rapture,"
"Christmas Strike,"
"The Sonja Factor,"
"The Dogwood Murders."

my websites

http://www.panaxus.com    

HarperCollins is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

my books

No Rapture

Stephan Zimmermann

An earthquake unexpectedly strikes Damascus. Cantara Suhayar must reach crucial decisions about life and humanity.


Cantara Suhayar is a young Islamic physicist teaching at Cambridge. Invited to speak at a religious conference in Damascus on science and Islam, the young woman is caught in an unexpected earthquake that rocks the ancient city. The events coincide with the holy days of Rosh Hashana and Ramadan.


Her rescue by Sephardic Rabbi Shelomo ben-Shuraqui and Jason Littrell, an American tourist, propels the trio into a dangerous maze of political intrigue and personal murder. Shifts in action regularly change from Damascus to Tel Aviv.


The questions of natural disaster, combined with mankind’s foibles and penchant for self-made destruction through war predominate in the book’s theme. Accenting the desperate need for world peace and cessation of war fuels the denouement of the novel in a terrifying climax as the world faces certain calamity.


At first glance, the title NO RAPTURE might be dismissed as another religious speculation concerning the end of the world. Nothing could be farther from the truth. It is a novel focusing on the people, the beauty, and the constant dangers of living in today’s war-torn Middle East.

 

my friends

leave me a message

click here to leave a message

latest

EBUE wrote 210 days ago

hello my dear' my name is JULLIET EBUE ,i saw your profile....

cynthiababy wrote 692 days ago

HELLO, My name is Cynthia Donatus,I am interested in your profile ....

ndaye wrote 928 days ago

(rafica_4ndaye@yahoo.com) My name is rafica i saw your profile toda....

ndaye wrote 928 days ago

(rafica_4ndaye@yahoo.com) My name is rafica i saw your profile toda....

Favourlove wrote 1054 days ago

Complements of the day to you. I am Favour how are you, hope you a....

view all

my comments

latest

I wrote 1284 days ago

Although non-fiction is not H/Cs stong forte on Authonomy, am pleased to back you work. While the world of healthcae is not my specialty (I am fomer professor of economics), once you have completed the wok to be published you should have no trouble in finding a commecial publisher (or at least an ag... view book

I wrote 1346 days ago

Despite its technical flaws in writing, I'll BACK your book for imagination and the potential it holds. Your over-long sentences, often confusign, leave the reader going back to double-check your exact meaning or descriptions. Since the selection is too short (in typical Authonomy fashion) to allow ... view book

I wrote 1346 days ago

Despite its technical flaws in writing, I'll BACK your book for imagination and the potential it holds. Your over-long sentences, often confusign, leave the reader going back to double-check your exact meaning or descriptions. Since the selection is too short (in typical Authonomy fashion) to allow ... view book

I wrote 1346 days ago

Since factual fiction is my favorite genre, I was pleased to find a believable, authorative addition to the genre. I am not a nit-picky reader for ... the ability to create supenseful, believable disbelief, draped against foeign settings and familiar alike, and a realistic interaction and motivat... view book

I wrote 1359 days ago

BACKED ... the subject matter must comes home to every patient who has heard a doctor suggest to take twice the recommended dose of any prescribed medication since he or she simply did not know the answer to a legitimate question or was prevented from do so by the political authorities in charge. ... view book

view all